Fall colorsImages abound at Sunday's Arts Walk

"Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue goes the popular children's song.The ditty instantly brings to mind the many moods, settings - even temperatures - colors evoke. Similarly, Island Colors, this quarter's Arts Walk theme, paints a wildly varied rainbow of creative expression by Bainbridge Island artists, writers and musicians. This quarter, Arts Walk has 10 new venues the public hasn't seen, and several returning after a hiatus, including First Church of Christ Scientist, the Bainbridge Public Library, Blackbird Bakery, Bainbridge Bakery, Pegasus and Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, Dinah Satterwhite, Arts Walk Co-ordinator, said.And all the venues host works that are very much in contrast, she said. See them next to each other and you realize how different they are. Every art student knows that if one wishes to make a color extra-vivid, place that color next to the complement. Red never looks so red as when it's close to green; blue and orange set each other off to perfection. As for the blinding combo of purple and yellow - reach for the sunglasses! In the same spirit, good new work in Island Colors is made even stronger by proximity to contrasting works.Arts Walk patrons who stop by the First Church of Christ Scientist to hear the rich, soul-stirring sounds of the new pipe organ, can then stroll down Madison to hear folk rock performed on electric guitar, drums and bass by the Colette Arcand Band. They can view miniature, two-dimensional works at the Roby King Gallery, and then linger at the library, which will showcase its collection of large-scale public sculpture. Arts Walk patrons are encouraged to stay after Barbara Winther's literary lecture to meet the artists and ask questions about their work.One can even find works on the same subject that are polar opposites in spirit. Satterwhite hand-tints photographs of the Bainbridge landscape. She shoots butterflies, Eagle Harbor, the Seattle skyline. The photographs are soft, dreamlike and lovely (on display at the Bainbridge Human Performance Center). Cynthia Fuller-Kling, Annie Mendenhall and Amy Williams Middleton of Here Now Productions have also focussed on Bainbridge environs, but their Calming Bainbridge is a disquieting, edgy performance piece about modified Madison Avenue. (12:30-2 p.m. at the Pavilion).Polarities aren't confined to the visual arts. The literary arts range from Barbara Winther's discussion of her new book They Like Noble Causes, a local history of the Bainbridge Public Library (1-3 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library) to the Teen Poetry slam (2:30 p.m. at San Carlos), described as raw, gutsy and very funny. Experiencing these pieces pulls the viewers sharply in one direction and then impels them in the other. The push-pull, the tension is what makes this Arts Walk particularly interesting. Something fun for everyone - but plenty to think about, too.Other visual art on display includes art by the Teen Center (the Pavilion) and The Artist's Book at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. Also featured are numerous performing artists, including Heartsong and Renaissance Jazz, a student music recital, a string ensemble, Gaelic song, performance poetry, the Cappella Girls Choir and several local bands and performers. There are color-based games, with prizes for all ages. Bright colors and muted, warm colors and cool. Island Colors makes the point that Island diversity in art, as in people, is what makes life here so rich. * * * * *The Arts Walk, free to the public, is Sunday 12-5 p.m. along Winslow Way. Artists and entertainers interested in participating in future events should write to Dinah Satterwhite, Arts Walk, 261 Madison Avenue S., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. "

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